Sun02Apr20179:15 & 11:00 a.m.Sanctuary
Service Leaders: Rev. John Buehrens, Susan Panttaja
Music by: Claire Beery & the UUsual Suspects, Tessa McClary
Share the Basket: Chrysalis Community Counseling
Transcendentalism began in 1836 with Emerson’s first book, Nature. It led to a spiritual revival within Unitarianism – not just in rural Concord, but in urban Boston, leading to activism on race, gender, and social justice. It continues to offer lessons for us today.
Rev. John Buehrens was President of the UUA from 1993-2001. He is the author of Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People’s History  and of a forthcoming book with the same title as this sermon. He retires this summer as Senior Minister of the First UU Society in San Francisco.
Sun09Apr20179:15 & 11:00 a.m.Sanctuary
Service Leaders: Millie Phillips, Scott Miller
Music by: Alan Bell & The UUsual Suspects, Tessa McClary
Share the Basket: Positive Images
Without the sun's constant energizing light and warmth, there would be no life on Earth. Today, with the sun as our guide, we will explore the power and presence of generosity.
Fri14Apr201712:10 pmSanctuaryService Leaders: Rev. Chris Bell, Sharon McCartyMeditations on suffering, grief and death using the Stations of the Cross will help us understand how the Sacred is with us even in times of death and despair, in this unabashedly UU Christian service.
Sun16Apr20179:15 & 11:00 a.m.Sanctuary
Service Leaders: Rev. Chris Bell, Millie Phillips, Veronica Jordan, Cathy Read
Music by: Sadie Sonntag and The Choir, Roger Corman
Share the Basket: Parkinson's Support Group
Let us celebrate the wonders of Life in its gorgeous, diverse splendor. Please bring a single flower (or more!) to share, as together we will create a huge beautiful bouquet for our annual Flower Communion ritual. At 9:15 our children will be in the whole service, and help present a story from Fabelia. At both services, The Choir will perform an original piece by UU Petaluma Music Director Jesus Contreras, husband to our own Sadie Sonntag.
Sun23Apr20179:15 & 11:00 a.m.SanctuaryService Leaders: Rev. Shirley Ranck, Rev. Chris Bell, Aphrodite Bellochio, Millie Phillips
Music by: Eric Skagerberg & The UUsual Suspects, Tessa McClary
Share the Basket: Breakfast for our neighborsIn 1995, a Sixth Source became adopted by the UU General Assembly, adding to the formally recognized roots of UU spirituality: "Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature." This came after years of organizing, activism and agitation on the part of UU pagan women (and a few men), who helped open us to feminine imagery of the Divine and a deep ecological consciousness. Today we’ll hear from one of the pioneers of this movement, our own Rev. Shirley Ranck.
Sun30Apr20179:15 & 11:00 AMSanctuaryService Leaders: Rev. Chris Bell, Joe Gabaeff, Millie Phillips
Music by: Sadie Sonntag and the Choir, Tessa McClary
Share the Basket: Restorative ResourcesThe intelligent order of the Universe is revealed in many ways. Considering the wonders of the natural world can strengthen our trust and faith in the Great Big Thing as surely as any scripture. Come get your head stretched on the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence. You may never look at trees, your body, or a rectangle the same way again!
Sun07May20179:15 & 11:00 AMSanctuaryService Leaders: Rev. Chris Bell, Roger Corman, Deborah Mason, Millie Phillips
Music by: Susan Panttaja & The UUsual Suspects, Tessa McClary
Share the Basket: Verity(Bridging Ceremony for graduating Youth Group members at 11:00.)Today we’ll begin a series on the Seven Virtues, and welcome our graduating seniors into the community of adult members.